Backstreet Boys fans hurt in Oklahoma storm

Lula Sharp
August 19, 2018

The one to announce this unfortunate development was none other than group member Kevin Richardson.

At least 14 Backstreet Boys fans waiting for their show to begin were injured when nasty weather caused a structure to collapse. according to various reports.

People at the concert said Chickasaw Security did warn everyone before the rain started to take shelter in the casino or their vehicles until the storm passed.

The casino says 70 to 80 mph winds knocked the trusses over about half-an-hour later, sending 14 people to the hospital. Two had been released, the resort officials said.

The venue revealed in a later statement that the concert would be postponed. Love County emergency responders, Lighthorse Police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are on scene.

"However, about 150 patrons who were standing in line for the Backstreet Boys concert did not heed staff's warnings", it continued.

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We know fans often suffer through severe weather for their favorite acts, but this was a truly unusual event and our thoughts are with those injured during this storm'. A handful of people left in ambulances'.

"We have been looking forward to a great show with the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees for many months", the statement said.

Howie D., left, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park, Friday, in NY.

"Update. unfortunately, due to damage sustained in the storm earlier this evening, we are unable to perform the show tonight. Keep your tickets because, Backstreet WILL BE BACK!"

As news spread the gig wasn't going ahead following the storm, and fans were injured, the band took to their respective accounts to wish all well.

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